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Reference person of CPS-defined family as of December 31


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

CPSFAMREFP is a constructed variable that identifies the reference person from the CPS family. CPS families are defined as a group of two or more people related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together. This does not include unmarried partners or foster children. In general, the reference person is defined as a member of the CPS family who is 16 years of age or older who is the homeowner, or is identified as the person who owns or rents the home, or as the head of household.

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  • 1996-2019



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